Chief Strategy & Operating Officer
David Schumacher leads RelaDyne’s strategic business development initiatives and provides leadership in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, market expansion, and strategic supplier partnerships. At RelaDyne, Schumacher is responsible for building a world-class business development organization that drives long-term sustainable growth. As a member of RelaDyne’s Executive Leadership Team, he works closely with functional leadership and regional and branch management to support, drive and execute strategic growth and profitability initiatives. Schumacher has been with RelaDyne since 2014 as Director of Business Development which led him into his current role today.
Schumacher started his career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining RelaDyne, Schumacher spent nearly 10 years as a private equity investor in middle market companies at Svoboda Capital, Ellipse Capital and Code, and Hennessy & Simmons, where he focused on the wholesale distribution sector. Schumacher was responsible for all aspects of business development, transaction evaluation, due diligence, documentation, execution, and ongoing portfolio management. Schumacher held Board of Director positions with Applied Adhesives and Monroe Engineering prior to their successful exits.
Schumacher holds a B.S.B.A degree from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Finance and Applied Mathematics.